MUSP4321 - Principal Instrument Jazz B


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Practical examination
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Practical examination 100/100 15 minutes

Course content

The course requires significant independent study from students. Individual instruction includes instrumental skills with an emphasis on improvisation. The ensemble instruction includes repertoire development, practice in improvisation, conducting, and test technique. During the course the student will receive relevant studio training.

Compulsory courses:

  • Secondary Instrument Jazz B: The secondary instrument is the drums. Drum players study the piano.
  • Music presentation: The course includes preparation, performance, and evaluation of a tour. Each individual student must submit a project report at the end of the course.

Learning outcome


The candidate:

  • has knowlegde aboute planning a tour, development of repertoire and the processes that is essential in the realisation of large consert-projects
  • has knowledge about and controls relevant techniques in interpretation, practicing, musical performance preparations, and how to prevent body strain damages


The candidate:

  • has instrumental/vocal skills on a level that makes him/her able to carry out their artistic intentions
  • shows artistic expression, and can relate to the audience in different settings
  • can work goal-oriented and independent, alone and together with others
  • takes initiative to play in ensembles, and shows ability to musical communication
  • has skills in improvisation
  • has basic skills in secondary instrument.

Learning methods and activities

Individual instruction - one lesson a week for 24 weeks.

Group instruction - maximum 44 lessons in total for ensemble projects, provided in concentrated periods during the academic year.

Project - various forms of instruction.

Compulsory courses:

  • Participation in projects, seminars and concerts is compulsory.
  • Secondary Instrument Jazz B: Instruction: The equivalent of 0,5 to 1 hour group lessons per week for 24 weeks. The course is approved based on participation in compulsory instruction.
  • Music Presentation: Instruction is presented as a project, in the equivalent of 2 lessons per week in practice groups formed into ensembles. The course is approved based on participation in compulsory instruction and submitted project report.

Compulsory assignments

  • Music Presentation course
  • Course in Secondary Instrument jazz B
  • Satisfactory participation in compulsory instruction

Further on evaluation

Practical exam, duration 15 minutes. All compulsory courses must be approved prior to the exam.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Music Performance Studies - Jazz (BMUSK)

Required previous knowledge

Requires passed MUSP4311 or corresponding course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MUSK4420 22.5 AUTUMN 2024
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Version: 1
Credits:  22.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Music Performance Studies


Examination arrangement: Practical examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Practical examination 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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